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Two Kfirs Crash In Gampaha

Mar 1, 2011 6:11:32 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Two Kfir Aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) rehearsing a fly pass for the 60th Anniversaryy celebrations of the SLAF collided near Warana in the Gampaha District today (1).

The SLAF spokesperson said that the body of one pilot, Flight Lt. Monath Perera has been found at the crash site while the other pilot, Squadron Leader Vajira Jayakody has escaped unhurt.

One civilian who was in the crash site at the time of the incident is being treated for his injuries.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa also visited the crash site a short while after the crash.